TUCSON, Arizona — Richmond American (NYSE: MDC) and Lennar Homes (NYSE: LEN) are the first two homebuilders to enter Santa Rita Ranch Phase III. Each builder purchased 68 SFR lots recently from Crown West Realty (Dean Wingert, VP) for a finished cost of $50,750 per lot, or $6.9 million.
The Santa Rita Ranch Specific Plan was first approved by the County in 1988 for 2,435-acres and up to 5,307 units. Stanley P. Abrams and Santa Rita Partnership were the applicants. Crown West acquired its portion known as Santa Rita Ranch III in 2013, a total of 182 acres and 330-lots being developed by Crown West.
Nestled into the foothills of the scenic Santa Rita Mountains. “Each additional phase of the community climbs higher into the